Colt Model 1849 4" Percussion Revolver

.31 caliber, 4" octagonal barrel, S/N 164293 (mfg. ca 1859). Blued and casehardened finish, silver plated brass backstrap and triggerguard, one-piece walnut grip. Matching numbers throughout, including grip and wedge. Two-line, right hand bracketed barrel address, standard two-line frame marking.


Good. Retains faint traces of case color on the frame, hammer and loading lever. The balance of the gun has a mostly smooth plum patina showing some scattered surface oxidation and age discoloration. Cylinder retains some of the stagecoach robbery scene. All other markings crisp and clear. Brass with some strong traces of silver plating. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Grips good with light handling marks and some varnish.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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